In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally. The Acquisition Risk and Reliability Engineering Department (ARRED) within the Engineering and Technology Group (ETG) supports its national security space and civilcommercial customers through rigorous application of systems engineering, risk, and reliability engineering methods, tools and processes in the performance of technical and programmatic mission assurance activities on satellite, ground equipment and facilities, and integrated systems of systems (SoS). We have a current need for a Project Lead in Chantilly, VA to provide technical leadership and expertise for a variety of projects and customers. Key Functions Assist the department Director with leading, planning, and managing task execution for the Acquisition Risk and Reliability Engineering Department Act as a primary focal point for primarily east coast-based customers, coordinating with and reaching back to west-coast based department staff for support on projects as neededrequired Assist the Director in providing technical support to programs by establishing and applying systems engineering and mission assurance processes to enable successful acquisitions and fielding of new capabilities Seek and identify opportunities for additional, expanded and new business and assist higher-level management in the evaluation and pursuit of new opportunities Develop and maintain strong and effective working relations with program offices, other ETG organizations, internal and external customers, and contractors Plan and lead technical projects for customers related to risk management and assessment, reliability engineering, systems engineering, and mission assurance Work with program office stakeholders, ETG Subject Matter Experts, and the Corporate Chief Engineer's Office to help plan, develop, evolve, and execute the suite of corporate mission assurance tools and processes Qualifications Required Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or mathematics Exhibit a high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers Demonstrated strong systems engineering skills, agile methodologies, mission assurance, reliability andor risk assessment skills Eight (8) or more years of progressively responsible professional engineeringscientific experience Demonstrated technical leadership and strong interpersonal skills required for interacting with Aerospace peers, internal and external customers, and contractor representatives Must be technically persuasive with strong written and verbal skills Must have demonstrated ability to clearly define technical tasks, form and lead technical teams, establish priorities and motivate outstanding performance Must possess current TSSCI clearance Some travel may be required Preferred Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible professional engineeringscientific experience Demonstrated ability to meet budgetary and technical constraints and schedules Demonstrated experience in a leadership or supervisory role Demonstrated ability to develop staff and facilitate their efforts toward successful customer support Proven track record successfully supporting DoD and IC program and system acquisitions highly desired Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal OpportunityAffirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.